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Published on 06.02.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Ability to Change Window Frame Colors

Learn how to disable user’s ability to change the window frame colors in Windows 7.

This policy setting controls the ability to change the color of window frames.

If you enable this policy setting, you prevent users from changing the default window frame color.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, you allow users to change the default window frame color.

Note: This setting can be used in conjunction with the “Specify a default color for window frames” setting, to enforce a specific color for window frames that cannot be changed by users.

Do Not Allow Window Frame Color Changes

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Desktop Window Management, and then select Window Frame Coloring in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Do not allow color changes in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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